How much weight do we lift in a day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Just curious, been thinking of this ? for awhile. Has anyone ever calculated how much we lift in one day???????
    I had one stop today, 130 40 pd pkgs, thats like, (oh where is my calculator) pds??? Its a lot I know. What is the gross weight limit for trucks? It was my 11th of 110 stops, Im beat.
  2. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    Stops like that make me long for the good old days. Remember not over 100lbs. to any one consignee from any one shipper per day. Soon we will need lift gates to get all the freight delivered. That's the crazy part we are still dispatched like we are still carrying all smalls.
  3. UPSn00b

    UPSn00b boxchucker

    During the hiring process..which I've just gone through, the HR guy spit out a statistic that loaders move about 40,000lbs. per day. YMMV
  4. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I remember 50 lbs, I think it changed to 7o when I got hired in 84?
    And you get the same allowance for 69 lbs as a letter, Really accurate study there, not to mention oversize that they charge for EX hdlng, but we get no more time, just suck it up, and run like hell.
  5. Fredly000

    Fredly000 Just Another in Brown

    I think they say the average for all packages is 20lbs only cause
    they factor envelops in.

    So if thats the case
    8000lbs today?
    But really none of those lbs count as much as that 90lb pottery
    barn box... thank you very much...
  6. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Don't think about it. It's painful for me to think about. Same with the amount of packages I've handled at UPS. It's kind of like doing time in the joint.
  7. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I've done time in the Joint. Believe me, UPS is a country club compared to the being in the can. Count your blessings.
  8. true_1_ace

    true_1_ace Member

    well to give you an idea ,having an industrial run I will on some days pu 6000Lbs of freight in my p1000 which is roughly 300 pcs and probably deliver another 1-2000 lbs aprox 180-200 pcs

    boxes of paper and locks kill me
  9. Fredly000

    Fredly000 Just Another in Brown

    It is so strange how boxes of paper no matter the size, still seem to be heavier than I could ever imagine.

    Although one of our routes has a company that makes/distributes nuts and bolts...these boxes are by far the heaviest buggers. a 6x6x6 box still seems to be really heavy at 20lbs(at least they know how to package them) I couldn't imagine doing that pickup, its usually about 30 boxes from 15-75 lbs.
  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Tooner got me thinkin`...uh oh...:closedeye
    I averaged it out,and I figure I deliver approx.
    1500 lbs and P/U about 2500 every day.
    in a week,thats 20,000 lbs
    in a year,(with 4 wks va-ca)its 960,000 lbs
    in my 15 yrs as a driver,thats 13.800,000 lbs
    The space shuttle weighs 4.4 million pounds
    fully loaded with its boosters.So I`ve handled
    the equal weight of 3 space shuttles and it took
    me 15 years to do it.Wilys probobly handled the
    weight of the moon in his life at ups.
  11. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    And when you hurt your back, they tell you its from lifting your 2 year old. What a load of garbage.
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My first hernia happened at a Chemical Plant that shipped three pallets a day of fifty-sixty pound boxes. The second hernia was at a Walmart that got about five pallets a day. The "picking up your child " excuse was used on me, UPS refused to pay, no injury report, make sure you fill one out!
  13. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    Its very simple. Don't get hurt and you wont have any problems. Follow the methods and you wont get hurt. At least, thats how ups thinks.
  14. Ms Spoken

    Ms Spoken New Member

    Last week I picked up 110 boxes @ 23 lbs going to a one address down in Fl. I felt sorry for that driver. I took me 40 min to load all of these and I was backed up to the over head door. But, there still was no good way to load them other than two at a time with my truck already 70% full from other pick-ups. It makes for a long day. My truck drove like it was a low rider for the rest of day.

    I feel your pain Tooner
  15. magoo57

    magoo57 Member

    I once had a 29 pound box that took six men to lift off a slide. How's that? The box contained a 29 pound magnet !